Published on : Monday, August 4, 2014
One of the pioneers of ‘luxe camping’ in Australia, Paperbark Camp at Jervis Bay on the NSW South Coast, is cutting 20 per cent off its rates for companies keen to hire the tented bush camp for meeting, think-tanks and team building.
The special offer, marking Paperbark Camp’s 15th birthday this year, is valid for group bookings made before November 30, 2014, for stays up to June 30, 2015, excluding peak holiday periods.
The award-winning, eco-accredited property, 2½ hours south of Sydney is offering a corporate rate of $276 per person per night, twin-share, including the 20 per cent discount for bookings lodged before November 30, 2015. The rate includes twin-bed accommodation in one of the camp’s 12 luxury tents, three-course dinner, conference facilities for a full day in Paperbark Camp’s treetop meeting area, The Gunyah, and gourmet breakfast. The offer is valid from Sundays to Thursdays with a minimum of 24 delegates, which gives companies the run of the camp.
Aboriginal for ‘meeting place’, The Gunyah conference area is warmed by an open fire and can host up to 50 people, with overflow accommodation beyond 24 guests available near the camp.
The conference rate includes use of Paperbark Camp’s bikes and also its canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards which can be used on the river which fronts the camp’s 12 raised tents camouflaged amongst spotted gums and paperbark trees just a five-minute drive from the blue waters and white beaches of Jervis Bay.
Conducive to creative thinking and goal planning, the secluded and tranquil camp also offers MICE guests a communal campfire, which can be used for paella nights, Aboriginal culture evenings or drumming circles under the stars. An outdoor cinema can also be set up and activities like surf lessons, sea kayaking, golf, horseriding, yoga, dolphin watching, sailing and bushwalking can also be arranged as part of tailor-made MICE packages at Paperbark Camp. An inventive menu of fine cuisine is also offered by the camp’s Chilean chef, Emilio Erazo.
Companies that have used Paperbark Camp for meetings include Land Rover, NAB, St George Bank, Nivea, NSW Film and Television Office and Jamie Durie’s PATIO Landscape Architecture & Design.
Offering a blend of sophistication and simplicity but with a warning that you will never want to camp in a normal tent again, the upmarket accommodation at the popular bush hideaway offers double canvas roofs, polished hardwood flooring, outdoor deck seating, full insect screening, premium toiletries, luxury cotton linen, pure wool doonas, solar-powered energy, hot water bottles at night, hot water delivered in the morning for coffee and private outdoor ensuites where guests can watch kangaroos and birds while they bathe or shower.